Sunday, March 8, 2009

Honey - A Natural Cough Syrup

Did you know honey is a natural cough syrup? I made some and used it when I was sick a few weeks ago and it worked wonders! Here's a great recipe that includes lemon as well:

Honey Lemon Cough Syrup

- Over the stove top on very, very low heat put a pint of honey (preferably raw) in a pan. Whatever you do, do not boil the honey as it changes it's medicinal properties).

- In a separate pan take a whole lemon and boil 2-3 minutes until the lemon is softened. The boiling will kill any bacteria that is on the skin.

- Let the lemon cool enough to handle then cut in slices and place in the honey mixture. Let this mixture cook on warm heat for about an hour.

- After an hour, strain the lemon and lemon seeds from the honey. Let cool then bottle in a jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator. This will keep for about 2 months when refrigerated.

About 1/2-1 teaspoon for a child and 1 tablespoon for adults as often as needed.


  1. When I was a child all of us five children had a cough at the same time. Our family doctor told Mama to mix honey and lemon juice... with a bit of brandy. I burned all the way down to my toes! I left the brandy out when giving it to my children :-)

  2. My husband taught me about honey as a cough remedy last year. It is very effective.

    I absolutely LOVE your blog. Not only is it visually gorgeous, but so informative. I must tell my sister about your blog. She will adore it. You remind me so much of her from what I am reading on your blog. Also, she named her daughter Sage.

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  3. About honey, I know everything LOL
    We have bees , it's a hobby of my husband.
    He is a hobby beekeeper and we sell fresh honey itself.
    We have them NOT in our garden.
    They stand in a field about 1 mile of our house.
    They are gentle bees LOL
    Strange but it is true HEHE

  4. You are so awesome!! Your last post inspired me and I went out and bought some Lavender seed packs and just finished planting them a few minutes ago. :)

  5. OH Michelle! I love this blog too! And I'm a huge fan of honey! Have to keep our bees employed dontcha know! *winks* Vanna

  6. I send you a few bees and a honey jar with the mail LOL LOL LOL
    Good night ...........I'm go to bed now :))))
    Have a niceeeeee day